Moulthrop Generations: Turned Wood Bowls by Ed, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop

June 8 - September 14, 2008

Organized by the ASU Art Museum, Moulthrop Generations: Turned Wood Bowls by Ed, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop presents more than seventy turned wood vessels created between 1979 and today. The Moulthrops are a dynasty of artists – grandfather, son, and grandson – who have made significant contributions to the field of wood turning and share a consistency of vision and process.

Together the Moulthrops’ careers frame and exemplify the emergence of wood turning as an art form. They are known for their concentration on the inherent beauty of local woods, elegant vessel forms, and innovations in surface treatment and turning techniques. This exhibition reveals their collective importance within the field of woodturning and contemporary crafts.

Exhibition Notes (pdf)

The exhibition catalogue, Moulthrop Generations: Turned Wood Bowls by Ed, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop is available through RAM's Museum Store. In addition to Moulthrop: A Legacy in Wood, the first book to present the distinctive work of three generations of American woodturners. Limited copies of both the soft and hardcover books are available. Purchase your editions by calling the Museum Store at 262.638.8200.

Matt Moulthrop
Chalice, 2006
Black Willow
ASU Art Museum Collection
Photography: Bruce Peterson
Ed Moulthrop
Bowl, n.d.
Georgia Loblolly Pine
ASU Art Museum Collection
Photography: Bruce Peterson
Philip Moulthrop
Bowl, 1994
Ashleaf Maple
Private Collection
Photography: Bruce Peterson

Moulthrop Generations: Turned Wood Bowls by Ed, Philip and Matt Moulthrop is organized by the Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, and curated by Senior Curator Heather Sealy Lineberry.

This exhibition at the Racine Art Museum is made possible by: Premiere Sponsors – Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, and Members of the RAM Society; Exhibition Sponsors – Racine United Arts Fund and Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin; Educational Programs Sponsor – Educators Credit Union.